Traditional Choice

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Or even obsolete, yet Shin and Mei-Shun need one. Fax still works well in the device following below, especially when they need to communicate with those who are not used to computers. The one the wife’s mother had was also broken the other day. It might be a kind of timing for fixed-line phone owners to decide what to do with their machines which have become rare to see.

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She Punished?

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Ame-chan, Mei-Shun’s beloved molar extracted the other day, gave TWO BAGS of sugar in a week. No impunity must have been allowed to such a careless owner of that little, milky-white girl meaning both “candy” and “rain” by her name in Japanese. She had a slight fever, no appetite for a few days from the doleful process. And it followed — she burst into eating. Now half of the disastrous bags has gone.

Half DIY

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It is the first time for Mei-Shun to make gemstones into a necklace. Thanks a million to Professor S, who kindly helped it completed. Now the former can enjoy it with two pairs of earrings, followed below by one made by the latter lady. Another is of ancient Venetian beads used to exchange with slaves from southern countries. Sad history might sometimes appear as beauty in arts.

Literal Torture

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The other day, Mei-Shun was told “d, e, b” meaning “fat” in Japanese and what’s more, TWICE by a vocabulary textbook she has used for a decade. Such a severe comment from her mentor — certainly, she felt tired in the morning from last Monday to Thursday, took a nap after breakfast or before lunch. She gained back a half of sugar back, yet still stay beyond the maximum line to be called so.

Half Passed

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This time has come for Shin and Mei-Shun to enjoy 水無月, celebrating their halcyon life from the start of 2018. Looking at a clear full moon last night, they were full of thankfulness. With southern shutters kept open wishing to be blessed by the gentle light, they said good-night to Mikan-chan. And in this morning, according to weather forecasts, current rainy season seems to have gone!

Three Years

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They say 石の上にも三年 in our country, meaning a specific duration on a matter could bring an accomplishment. Well, Mei-Shun has been on horsey’s back for these 2 years and 9 months. She found that lovely Ms. I said “you can gain the 4th grade soon” one year ago on her 3-year diary. She must have made progress in riding technique, yet gallop is the highest wall.

Belated Contact

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Kasen-san, daughter of Master Mei-Shu, emailed to Mei-Shun recently. According to it, her mother has stayed at a nursing home from last autumn. So it has finally come. Mei-Shun, the last 名取 of Kikunoe Ryu perhaps, started to instruct Professor M in 京鹿子娘道成寺 from the end of April. 花子, lead role of this tragedy, might work to make all ends meet.